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D And C

D and C stands for dilation and curettage. In this procedure, the lining of the uterus is removed by inserting a spoon-shaped instrument (curette), after dilating (expanding) the cervix (opening of the uterus). It is indicated in conditions like menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding), after miscarriage or abortion, and suspected cancerous condition.

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I have had menorrhagia for years. Can vitamins A and C help?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from menorrhagia for nearly 16 years now. I have consulted many obstetrician-gynecologists, but none have been able to help me. They have not found any cysts, fibroids, or tumors. I have to use pads every day because the bleeding and clots are so severe. I cannot g...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Having experienced menorrhagia for so many years is truly distressing. Strangely, there is nothing on the ultrasound (attachments removed to protect patients identity). I see that you have been visiting many doctors. Please understand that, bas...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to do D and C for my wife to get a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, We both are 30 year old couple and we have been planning for a baby for more than a year. My wife has normal period and as per the medical report my semen is fine. We have visited a doctor in our locality and he advised cleaning of the uterus (D and C - dilation and curettage). Could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sonal Prasad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send me the complete reports to get better knowledge about your problem. A few suggestions based on the other information mentioned in the description are as follows. Norflox (Norfloxacin), Tinidazole and Levoflox (Levofloxacin) if being taken by your wife sh...  Read Full »

After taking an abortion pill, there is heavy bleeding. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, A 29 year old female had an abortion through pills. She took Mifepristone initially, and Misoprostol tablets 800 mcg sublingually 26 hours later. She had severe pain and contraction immediately after taking Misoprostol. Two hours later the placenta and blood clots came out. She had hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The dosing schedule was wrong. The basic mistake was you did not know the age of the fetus. This medical abortion is recommended for pregnancies that are less than 63 days. Now, you definitely need an ultrasound of the lower abdomen. It is fortunate that she is not h...  Read Full »

Why have I not had my periods for the past three months?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually have a regular period cycle of 33 days. But, I have not had any period for more than three months. I had Primolut-N for 21 days but still no period. Later the doctor gave me Ginnette-35 for 21 days. My last pill was on the 24th. But, still no periods. Negative HPT. Normal thy...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have a hormonal imbalance. On an ultrasound, we need to see the endometrial thickness. If it is more than seven to eight millimetres then only you will have your periods. Is there any history of D and C (dilation and curettage)? As you are sexually active, there ...  Read Full »

I got an abortion done 10 days back. Why am I bleeding during sex now?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently got an abortion done. Within 10 of it, we had sex using a condom. There was bleeding and now it has been 2 days. The bleeding has stopped, but I feel nausea and weakness just like during pregnancy. Am I pregnant again?  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to did you get your abortion done, by D and C (Dilatation and Curettage) or by abortion pills?You had sex within 10 days of abortion using a condom, so the chances of another pregnancy are almost nil. But you had some heavy bleeding and feeling symptoms like that of pregn...  Read Full »

Why am I not getting pregnant after my first miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am married for about 11 months. My weight is 169 lbs and height is 5.4". I conceived in the very first month, but unfortunately, I had a miscarriage after 10 weeks and had D and C, since then I am trying to get pregnant but having a problem in it. My gynecolog...  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All of your test reports are normal. You are trying for pregnancy just from last seven to eight months. Kindly give yourself some time and you can get pregnant naturally. As your periods are regular, in my opinion, you do not need ovulation induction medicines like Clom...  Read Full »

The fetus does not show any cardiac activity. What do I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am ten weeks pregnant, and my ultrasound report showed a single intrauterine gestational sac in the uterus. A small yolk sac and a small fetal pole are seen in the gestational sac, with good cardiac activity. Bilateral ovaries are normal in size, shape, and echotexture, and CRL is 4.53 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am very sorry for your loss. Once the scan says no cardiac pulsations, all you can do is cross-confirmation with a scan at a different center. If the second scan also gives the same finding, you have to accept it. Then all we can do is not lose hope, you are a young l...  Read Full »

Can transvaginal ultrasound detect remains of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a D and C four months back after a miscarriage, and I got my last periods two months back. So, I went back to the doctor to make sure there is no continuing pregnancy. I had a vaginal ultrasound, which she said is all clear, and I am perfectly fine. She said I just have a little ...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A vaginal ultrasound shows if there is any pregnancy or remains of the miscarriage in the uterine cavity. This can also detect any significant clots in the uterine cavity. So, you can trust the scan reports. Usually, in pregnancy, no matter how many weeks of pregnancy, t...  Read Full »

What is tablet Ovacet used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS and have done D and C recently. I have been prescribed Ovacet tablet for 30 days. Will the tablet regularize the periods and ovulation? Are there more chances for me to conceive because of D and C and the prescribed tablet? Please give your expert advice regarding the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your periods are irregular, then tablet Ovacet (combination of L-Methylfolate, Myo-Inositol, and Vitamin D3) alone is less likely to induce ovulation. However, the tablet will help in normalizing metabolism and decrease the resistance to ovulation induction medicine...  Read Full »

What is the natural way to increase endometrium lining thickness to get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive. My endometrium lining is showing as 1.8 mm and follicles of left ovary is 9.4 mm on 8th day and 16.1 mm on 10th day of my menses. I would like to know why has my endometrium lining decreased to this extent? Nine months back, I was pregnant but it led to a misse...  Read Full »

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read and understood your problem. You have PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) so your ovaries might be producing less of estrogen and more of testosterone. Also you may have other hormone problems. You need to do blood tests Hb (hemoglobin), fasting sugar, prola...  Read Full »

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